This is a review of the Nespresso Fortissio Lungo Gran Cru capsule. The capsule is a “long” or Lungo brew capsule, which just means it’s brewed longer than an espresso shot. The size is 3.7 oz or 109 ml. The Lungo is suitable for people that prefer a bit more coffee in their cup than the much smaller espresso. The coffee used is a Indian monsooned malabar arabicas together with Columbian arabicas.


The aroma of the Fortissio Lungo is strong. I believe Nespresso uses the same beans as in the Master Origin India Gran Cru capsule. This coffee has a distinctive “wet” fragrance to it; like a monsoon! On the flavour wheel it is Malt-like, although not really Nutty. However as Nespresso describes, like cereal.


The taste is like wetness as well. However, the taste is probably Sweet, Mellow, Mild on the Flavour Wheel. A slight long lasting bitterness that adds to the uniqueness of this coffee.


Definitely a coffee that you’ll want to add to your collection. You can use this as your morning long (Lungo) coffee!

If you are looking for another great Lungo to enjoy in the morning, please read my review of the Nespresso Envivo Lungo which is one of my favorite Nespresso Gran Cru capsules!